Epson Unveils Pro Cinema 6050UB Shifted-4K Projector
Epson introduced Tuesday the Pro Cinema 6050UB pixel-shifting 4K 3LCD projector, that the company said offers “the best 4K home theater experience” it has every produced.
The Epson Pro Cinema 6050UB 4K PRO-UHD2 projector is available now through authroized CEDIA-level custom installers at a $3,999 suggested retail price. The projector ships with ceiling mounts, cable cover and spare bulb. It is backed by Epson’s toll-free service and support service, and free two-business day exchange with Extra Cares Home Service.
The pro-level projector produces up to 2600 lumens of color and white brightness and achieves new levels of color accuracy and image detail with coverage of almost 100% of the P3 color space, the company said.
The Pro Cinema 6050 UB incorporates Epson’s improved 4K PRO-UHD Projection Technology that utilizes advanced processing technologies for resolution enhancement, color, and image processing.
It is based on the company’s “true 3-chip (LCD) projector design” that displays 100 percent of
the RGB color signal in every frame. The company said “this ensures outstanding color gamut while maintaining excellent brightness, without any rainbowing or color brightness issues typical of other projector technologies.”
To produce 4K resolution from the native 1080 3LCD microdisplays, Epson employs its advanced S2 pixel-shifting processor that is said to precisely control the three individual (RGB) high-definition LCD microdisplay chips.
“This new type of resolution enhancement technology results in an exceptionally sharp 4K visual experience,” according to the company.
For high dynamic range (HDR), the Pro Cinema 6050UB has an H2 HDR Processor that produces full 10-bit HDR color processing and accepts 100% of the HDR source information to reproduce HDR content. The system is designed to minimize color banding for smooth transitions.
This is further enhanced through the use of a digital imaging processor with realtime 12-bit analog-to-digital video processing that also helps to eliminate banding, blocking, and other compression artifacts from the final visual performance, the company said.
The Pro Cinema 6050UB also employs Epson UltraBlack Technology that is based on an Epson-created Proprietary Compensation Filter. This is designed to control light polarization and allows Epson to suppress any light leakage within the signal, for a high-level Dynamic Contrast ratio of
The projector also incorporates realtime HDR Adjustment that continuously adjusts the HDR curve along 16-steps to fine-tune the performance for multiple types of content.
Wide color gamut coverage afforded by the PC6050UB includes the full three-dimensional DCI-P3
color space, which is 50% wider than typical Rec. 709 projectors producing what Epson said is “professional-level color accuracy.”
The projector includes a a 15-element precision VRX lens optimized for zero-light-leakage. Epson said this produces “outstanding image clarity and edge-to-edge focus uniformity.”
The lens is driven by a 3-Axis Motor that will shift the lens up to 96% up or down on the vertical axis and up to 47% left or right on the horizontal axis. The zoom and focus can also be set and stored among the 10-lens memory presets.
Inputs include HDMI 2.0 that Epson said “is fully compatible with virtually all color formats, depths, and spaces while simultaneously supporting 4K HDR content at a full 60 Hz.” This will support the majoriy of 4K HDR and next-generation gaming sources.
For calibration accuracy, the Pro Cinema 6050UB features low Delta E 2000 color errors and includes ISF and CalMAN pattern generator calibration tools.
By Greg Tarr
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